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Mission San Jose

Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214 (Harlandale)
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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San Antonio Grand Sightseeing Tour
95%
Ranked #4 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Missions, Cultural
Activities: Getting married
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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257 reviews 257 reviews
57 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

San Jose This is the best preserved of all the are missions but it does not occur logically as the first on any tour. There are four Missions to visit and unless you are an enthusiastic walker or bike rider, then the best way to visit is by car. We started off at Mission Concepcion which is the first of... More

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Cincinnati
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the only mission with a gift shoop and a movie. it is only 2.8 miles from Missions Conception and 2.8 miles fromthe Alamo.

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was worth the 15 minute drive from downtown. We rented bikes and rode around the mission, then rode them on the RiverWalk trail from the mission. The mission features a beautiful old church, which actually has a mass with a mariachi band! Enjoyed this part of our trip very much. FREE entrance. Bikes were $10/24 hours.

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Aurora, CO
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Loved having the ranger take us on a tour and explain how the Native Americans too refuge there. Interesting to see how they lived...and the church was simply beautiful.

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KY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This mission is very nice. The volunteers were very information on the tour. There is a free tour as well as a free movie to watch. Make sure you go to at least a couple of the missions to get a real feel for the history.

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, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautifully restored mission with rich history. Makes you thankful for today. Guides were very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our guide Russ did a great job of describing the forces which created the mission system in the San Antonio area and what eventually caused their downfall, particularly the influences of the French and the Apache Indians. Definitely the best mission to visit in San Antonio, nicely restored it gives you a good idea of how the mission inhabitants lived.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

More interesting area in San Antonio as compared to Alamo and crowds are virtually non-existent. Not a must visit though but if you are in San Antonio and have time then why not.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nice place to visit, I mean people should go there if they are visiting San antonio. The thing I liked is that this place is about American and Mexican culture

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The missions are an integral part of San Antonio's history. As a visitor I encourage you to visit the mission trail and view these uniquely preserved buildings. The Alamo is important, but check out these other areas as well.

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